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Published on May 27, 2024
Scottsdale's McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Hosts Free Summer Concert Series on SundaysSource: Google Street View

The sounds of summer are rolling into Scottsdale with the return of the Summer Concert Series at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Between April 28 and June 23, visitors can treat their ears to a varied lineup of local talent, with genres ranging from Motown and funk to tributes of legendary artists, all amid the scenic environs of one of the city's most cherished parks. Concerts are scheduled for each Sunday evening, making it the ideal setting for a family outing or a laid-back date night under the stars.

As reported by ABC15, this free musical extravaganza kicked off with an homage to Tina Turner and will close with a Glow-Up Party helmed by DJ - TranzL8R. This Sunday's highlight is A'lee, belting out Top 40 hits to get those feet tapping. Foodies can also rejoice, as the concert series isn't just a treat for the ears but also the taste buds, with a range of food trucks providing flavors from authentic Mexican to classic Kona Ice.

Families looking for extra amusement before the tunes start can take a spin on the park's train and carousel. Rides are $3 a pop, with kids under two riding for free alongside a paying adult. According to the park's website, as The Railroad Park notes, attractions operate until 9 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to juggle between the joyrides and jiving to the music.

Meanwhile, construction won't skip a beat at the park, as Scottsdale has put forward a $13 million investment in a bid to spruce up the locale. The upgrades, which have been on the drawing board since 2017, include a new plaza entry, pristine restrooms, and a splash pad play area, ensuring that McCormick-Stillman continues to be a destination for locals and tourists alike. While "The Roundhouse," a new 10,000-square-foot indoor play area complete with a train-shaped play structure, is under construction, visitors can expect to see a little fence here and there — but nothing that will derail the fun.

So, if you’ve got a penchant for picnics combined with good tunes or just want to soak up the relaxed vibe of Scottsdale evenings, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park might just be your ticket this summer season. Concerts are held Sunday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. until June 23, with free admission for all. Just remember to bring a blanket or chair, and let the good times roll.